Dr Ansurie Pillay with College of Humanities Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Mutula.

Education academic awarded Distinguished Teachers’ Award

Education academic, Dr Ansurie Pillay, received the coveted Distinguished Teachers’ Award (DTA) at the annual University of KwaZulu-Natal graduation ceremony. The award, that recognises teachers who had a favourable and lasting influence on students and displayed evidence of an educational impact beyond the classroom, was open to all who teach at UKZN and promote the importance

Gugu Motlanthe, wife of former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe congratulates her cousin Dr Nompumelelo Thabethe.

Former First Lady congratulates UKZN staffer

Gugu Motlanthe, wife of former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe, attended the graduation ceremony of her cousin Dr Nompumelelo Thabethe at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Thabethe is also a staff member at the University’s School of Education. Motlanthe congratulated her cousin on getting her PhD in Education.

Dr Raeesa Ismail graduates with her PhD in Science Education

Innovative study by resilient, graduate puts science education in the spotlight

Dr Raeesa Ismail graduated with a PhD in science education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for her research into the way science teachers engaged in curriculum innovating in 2015 – 2016, focusing particularly on environment and sustainability education. Her PhD study, completed in just over two years, titled “Exploring how science teachers engage in curriculum

Ms Naresa Govender graduates with her Masters in Education.

Gender Based Violence research earns Education student a Master’s Degree

Research into gender based violence earned Ms Naresa Govender, a victim herself of violence, a master’s degree in education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Govender who faced gender inequalities and countless acts of verbal, emotional and physical violence at home, after the loss of her mother 11 years ago, was motivated to research young learners’

Ms Ntombizodwa Chiya graduates with her honours in education.

Honours Degree in Education for Blind Student

An interest around issues of disability and raising awareness, proved to be a recipe for success for Ms Ntombizodwa Chiya, who graduated with honours in bachelor of education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Chiya was born blind, much like her father, aunts and her partially sighted nephew. Although Chiya never had sight, it did

Masters in Education graduate, Ms Thandi Xesibe

Master’s in Education graduate researches School Violence

An ecstatic Ms Thandi Xesibe graduated with her Master’s degree in Education following her research on how primary school boys construct their masculinities in and around school and the role that the school community plays in the construction of young boys’ masculinities. ‘I chose this topic because of my first-hand experience dealing with violence taking

Dr Nomkhosi Nzimande graduates with her PhD in Education.

PhD graduate’s research explores Teachers and the work they do

University of KwaZulu-Natal staffer Dr Nomkhosi Nzimande graduated with a PhD in education for research that explored the work done by teachers. Her study delved into teacher professionalism, intensification of teachers’ work and teacher stress. Her intention was to explore, not only teachers’ but also parents’ everyday talk (rhetoric). ‘It looked at namely their conceptions, beliefs and

Dr Anita Hiralaal graduates with her PhD in Education.

Overcoming great obstacles to graduate with a PhD in Education

Durban University of technology accounting lecturer Dr Anita Hiralaal, was all smiles when she was awarded her PhD in Education (Teacher Development Studies) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Hiralaal overcame great obstacles to graduate. During her time as a doctoral student, she experienced major life challenges. In 2011, she suffered the loss of her husband

Dr Loretta Mkhonta (PhD in Education) and her son Sizwe Hlophe (Bachelor of Social Sciences) graduate together from UKZN.

Mother and Son graduate with degrees from UKZN

Mother and son, Dr Loretta Mkhonta and Sizwe Hlophe graduated at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s recent graduation ceremonies. Loretta, who obtained a PhD in education, and Sizwe who achieved a bachelor of social sciences, were both ecstatic to be sharing the moment together, each dedicating their degree to the other. Loretta, director of an international